Who knew? Missouri town holds world record for rainfall

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | 4:36 p.m. CDT; updated 9:01 a.m. CDT, Thursday, June 24, 2010

The town of Holt in northwest Missouri has the distinction of recording what the National Weather Service considers the world record for heaviest rainfall since record-keeping began.

An estimated 12 inches of rain in 42 minutes fell on the small community northeast of Kansas City on the evening of June 22, 1947. Details about the historic rainfall can be found on the home page of the Kansas City office of the Weather Service.

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